Happy As Lazzaro (12A)
Dir: Alice Rohrwacher
Cast: Alba Rohrwacher, David Bennent, Sergi López
It, 2018, 127 mins, Italian dialogue with subtitles
A mesmerising modern fairy-tale following the good-natured Lazzaro, a farmer in a village of sharecroppers who are being exploited by their wealthy boss, as he befriends a young nobleman cursed by his imagination. They soon form a life-altering bond when he asks Lazzaro to help him orchestrate his own kidnapping. A time-bending magical tale about labour, class and cruelty, while also serving as a moral fable with a fantastical core.